Sam Aurelius Milam III
The U.S. Constitution was supposed to be a limitation on the powers of government. Instead, it has become a limitation on the rights of the people. That has happened primarily because people have accepted two ideas.
The only rights they have are those which can be directly construed from the U.S. Constitution. No other rights are deemed to exist.
Since the only valid defense of rights is that they are "Constitutional", the only place where they can be defended is in court.
The designation of the U.S. Constitution as the only acceptable source of rights has resulted in the utter destruction of other rights, besides "Constitutional rights", which might have existed. Otherwise, people could have had any rights they wanted, just by insisting upon them. Limiting the defense of rights only to the courts has resulted in the few "Constitutional rights" being converted into mere privileges, granted by the courts. Rights should have been defended by people's behavior, in their daily lives.
How could otherwise intelligent people make such a mistake? One reason is that they don't have a good definition of rights. Ask someone for such a definition and he will give you a list of things that he believes to be rights. However, a list isn't a definition. People don't even understand that distinction. Furthermore, everyone has a different list. The result is that nobody knows what behavior ought to be regarded as a right, and we waste our liberty squabbling.
The first correction that must be made is to recognize the distinction between a right and a privilege. If someone granted it, then it isn't a right. If someone gave permission to exercise it, then it isn't a right. If some institution has jurisdiction over it, then it isn't a right. A right is (in part) something that you can do or that you can refuse to do, as you chose, without asking permission, paying a fee, getting a license, submitting to a test, and so forth. A right is YOURS. You can do the thing or refuse to do it, as you chose. Rights don't come from the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights, or a court, or an agency. If they exist, it is because you exercise them. That is the first lesson of rights. You don't ask for them. They aren't granted. You exercise them. Otherwise, they don't exist.
Abolish the "Family" Courts
Original Source Unknown. Forwarded by Steve, of Fremont, California. I haven't tried to verify the numbers.
A recent article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer concerning accidental deaths caused by physicians from research of Laura Key USA Today triggered a chain of thought that resulted in the person cruising the web (not me) finding some statistics and doing a few calculations.
True Story: Carjacking
Home Improvement Ideas
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With more and more homes being attacked in paramilitary raids, we offer the following suggestion on how to protect your family and property:
Doors: Replace all hollow doors with solid wood, or preferably metal ones. Dead-bolt locks are okay for stopping the average junkie looking for a TV to steal, but will probably not stop a tactical entry team. Add heavy slide latches at the top and bottom of exterior doors. The "Door Club" (made by the company that makes "The Club") will also help slow battering rams.
The old-fashioned door lock consisting of a heavy wooden beam resting in large hooks on either side of the door is still the best lock ever designed.
Letter to the Editor
Steve; Fremont, California
You're not paranoid. The schools are one of the main sources of propaganda and brainwashing for the police state.
The school mentioned above is Mission San Jose Elementary, 43545 Bryant Street, Fremont, CA 94539. The principal is Barbara Lowe. I suggest that everybody write her a letter.
Buck Hunter Shoots Off His Mouth
What's a pedophile?
They Arrested Daddy
Dear They Arrested Daddy
Somebody who likes to work with feet.
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Sam Aurelius Milam III, editor
received the following letter to the editor and didn't have enough space
in the May issue of the Frontiersman to print it.
Elliot; N. Merrick, New York